WBZ is reporting a loss

revdoug1@myfairpoint.net revdoug1@myfairpoint.net
Wed Mar 3 15:51:55 EST 2010

Don Kent's weathercasts are among the best memories I have of growing 
up in Mass. with Channel 4 --- as you said, the sliding boards, the 
Magic Markers and, before that, the big, thick pieces of chalk.   
Primitive stuff by today's slick standards, and the map was virtually 
covered with words and numbers, but somehow Don made it all work.   He 
was a great air personality, a great forecaster and the quintessential 
Yankee.    -Doug

Quoting Paul Anderson <paulranderson@charter.net>:
> I can't believe it's been over 26 years since he retired from WBZ.  I would
> always record his full weather forecast that was on before the Today Show to
> watch when I got up.  He didn't have computer models or fancy 
> graphics, but I'd
> take his forecasts even today, complete with the sometimes-malfunctioning
> sliding boards and Magic markers.  He knew of which he spoke.  There 
> will never
> be anyone again like Don Kent. 
> Paul

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